'''Sir William Willcocks''' Order of St Michael and St George|KCMG
(27 September 1852, India
– 28 July 1932, Cairo|Cairo, Egypt
) was a British civil engineer during the British Empire#Britain's imperial century (1815–1914)|high point of the British Empire
. He was an irrigation engineer who proposed and built the Aswan Low Dam|first Aswan Dam
, the scale of which had never been attempted previously.
[Frederic Courtland Penfield, s:Century Magazine/Volume 57/Issue 4/Harnessing the Nile|Harnessing the Nile, Century Magazine, Vol. 57, No. 4 (February 1899)]
He later undertook other major irrigation projects in South Africa and in Arab regions of the dying Ottoman Empire